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Chef Tony's

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4926 St Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817 (Old Georgetown Road)
Easy Three block walk from Bethesda Metro station. At the top of the escalator turn left slightly and proceed to third traffic light on Old Georgetown Road. Turn right on St Elmo, we are on right hand side at 4926. Multiple public bus stops also within walking distance.
301-654-3737
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 39
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  • 12
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  • 11
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch!

This was my first lunch experience at Chef Tony's. I had the mussels to start, and they were very good. My wife had a salad and then for her entrée, she had the Scottish salmon. She enjoyed everything. I had the parmesan crusted sole. It was also very good and was served with mashed potatoes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2014
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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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211 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was my first lunch experience at Chef Tony's. I had the mussels to start, and they were very good. My wife had a salad and then for her entrée, she had the Scottish salmon. She enjoyed everything. I had the parmesan crusted sole. It was also very good and was served with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables. I always... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were a group of 20 and we squeezed around the large table at the back of the restaurant which leads quickly to a problem since the servers have to "squeeze" between the patrons and the wall to bring the food and drinks..So, the soiled silverware fell on a colleague and I, luckily without injury or damage!! We shared appetizers... More 

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bethesda, md.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Chef Tony continues to deliver outstanding dishes in an elegant and cozy environment. Try the grilled salad with balsalmic and the fish dishes are delectable. Service is hit or miss at times but the foid makes it worth the occasional service flub.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had heard great things about this Bethesda restaurant and went last night to give it a try with some friends. They have been publishing a lot of Groupons and other deals so I was a little suspicious but the server and the food quickly put any fears to rest. This is the real deal neighborhood restaurant, where the Chef/Owner... More 

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had not been to Chef Tony's in quite some time since we aren't in Bethesda that often. All in all, we enjoyed our visit. We started with a dozen oysters. Very fresh, with a mild taste. I had the mussels appetizer and my wife had the calamari. Both were very good. We then each had a salad and for... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went to Tony's for happy hour and fell into half price wine night! All wines, bottles or glasses, were half price all night. We also sampled some of the appetizers. Chef Tony knows seafood. You can't go wrong with any selection.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Enjoyed a truly delicious Chicken Marsala at Chef Tony's. The waiter was very helpful and attentive, but not intrusive. The atmosphere is old world with different, small dining areas...not a large open area...so it is very easy to carry on a conversation and hear your dining companions. Parking is available in a public garage right across the street; and, unlike... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

So this is what Iron Chef food must be like! Food was incredibly delicious - no exaggerating here. Beautifully plated & generous portions. Did I say the food was scrumptious?! The Groupon brought me in but the Chef's mad cooking skills will bring me back (and Bethesda is a hike for me) . Service was friendly and attentive. Run, do... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Chef Tony is outstanding. I love that he comes out and meets with diners, is straightforward about how to please your palate, knows his wines, and will make recommendations without a big fuss if you're not interested. It's a calamity that his building may be torn done for condos so get to Bethesda and enjoy a great, unpretentious, and fun... More 

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Layton, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We are brand new to the area and My wife spotted Chef Tony's on St. Elmo, (conveniently right across from a parking garage) she's always had a soft spot for small chef owned restaurants. We always found that type of restaurant to be quite good in the past, we were not disappointed. We had the crab soup, grilled romaine salad... More 

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Additional Information about Chef Tony's

Address: 4926 St Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone Number: 301-654-3737
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4926 St Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817
    (Old Georgetown Road)
  • Public Transportation: Easy Three block walk from Bethesda Metro station. At the top of the escalator turn left slightly and proceed to third traffic light on Old Georgetown Road. Turn right on St Elmo, we are on right hand side at 4926. Multiple public bus stops also within walking distance.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-654-3737

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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